Rachel York has been tapped to play Reno Sweeney in the upcoming national tour version of “Anything Goes.”
The tour will be presented by the Roundabout Theatre Company and will begin in Cleveland this fall. The tour is expected to visit more than 25 other cities, including Los Angles; Tampa, Fla.; Durham, N.C.; Pittsburgh; St. Paul; Washington D.C.; Cosa Mesa and San Francisco. No other cities or casting for the tour have been announced at this time.
The original “Anything Goes” features music and lyrics by Cole Porter and debuted on Broadway in 1934. The current Broadway production is directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall. The production opened at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on April 7, 2011 and currently is scheduled to run through September 9 of this year. The revival won three Tony Awards at last year’s ceremony, including Best Revival of a Musical.
The current revival is based on a 1987 revival, which featured an updated book and presented the musical numbers in a different order. It also added Porter songs from different Porter shows.
The official “Anything Goes” website describes the legendary musical:
As the S.S. America heads out to sea, two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love… proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. Peppering this hilariously bumpy ride are some of musical theatre’s most memorable standards, including “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “It’s De-lovely” and of course, “Anything Goes.”
York’s Broadway credits include “Les Miserables,” “City of Angels,” “Victor/Victoria,” “The Scarlet Pimpernel,” “Sly Fox” and “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.” She also has traveled on national tours for “101 Dalmatians Musical,” “Camelot” and “Kiss, Me Kate.” On the big and small screen she has appeared in “Frasier,” “One Life to Live,” “One Fine Day” and “Happy Feet.”